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Get your golf clubs ready because it’s time for Crittenton’s 15th Annual B.D. Rodgers Memorial Golf Tournament! This full day event is a celebration of B.D. Rodgers’ longtime commitment to Crittenton and the Charlotte community. The action-packed day will include:

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Friendly golf contests
  • A shopping experience
  • Exciting prize drawings
  • Giveaways
  • Lunch & dinner
  • Networking opportunities with other prominent companies in the construction industry

Click here to visit the tournament’s official website which includes the schedule and additional details.

Charlotte, NC (September 16, 2023, 6:30-10pm) — The Second Annual Women Supporting Women Gala hosted by Fellow Traveler Counseling and Toshkova Fine Art Advisory will take place at Bazal Art Gallery and Lounge on September 16th. The gala is held annually to raise funds for Crittenton, a Charlotte non-profit that supports pregnant women experiencing homelessness, parenting teens and their babies in foster care, and teenage girls aging out of foster care. Through healing, hope, and empowerment, this essential organization creates a pathway forward by providing a safe and healthy environment for clients and their babies. Crittenton provides a safe space to learn parenting skills, provides mental health and substance abuse services, job skills, assistance with housing, and much more.

The 2nd Annual Women Supporting Women Gala is an opportunity to celebrate and build awareness around Crittenton’s mission and contributions to our community. The event includes a silent auction featuring some of Charlotte’s favorite local businesses’ goods and services, delicious food and open bar, 360 photo booth, networking opportunities, and dancing at the Bazal Gallery Nightclub at Charlotte’s NC Music Factory from 6:30-10 pm on September 16th, 2023. This event is black tie optional attire. Tickets are $175.

Host, speaker, and media guru Ohavia Phillips will emcee the evening.

As a community, donors can provide the vital care that pregnant homeless women, teen moms and their children, and adolescents in foster care desperately need. All proceeds will support Crittenton’s operational costs including supplying basic needs, access to medical care, educational services, vocational training, trauma and mental health support, and life skills training for youth and young mothers. All donations will further Crittenton’s mission of breaking generational cycles of poverty and family dysfunction by empowering mothers to improve health and life outcomes for themselves and their children.

For tickets and more information:
Dazia Miller


Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor - $10,000

This package includes:

  • Recognition as a Presenting Sponsor of the 2nd Annual Women Supporting Women Gala
  • Your company logo placed in the lead position on all printed & electronic materials for the gala including Save the Date & Invitations and Event Specific Email Communications
  • Your company name and/or logo presented on all social media posts related to the gala
  • Your company logo is listed as Presenting Sponsor on the Silent Auction platform
  • 2 VIP Reserved Tables for your company
  • 10 tickets to event for your company

Featured Sponsor - $5,000

This package includes:

  • Recognition as a Featured Sponsor of the 2nd Annual Women Supporting Women Gala
  • Your company logo placed in prime position on all printed and electronic materials for the gala including Save the Date & Invitations and Event Specific Email Communications
  • Your company name and/or logo presented on all social media posts related to the gala
  • Your company logo is listed as a Featured Sponsor on the Silent
  • Auction platform – 1 VIP Table Reserved for your company
  • 6 tickets to event



Patron Sponsor - $1,500

This package includes:

  • Recognition as a Patron of the 2nd Annual Women Supporting Women Gala
  • Your company logo or name is placed on all Event Specific Email Communications
  • Your company logo is listed as a Patron on the Silent Auction platform
  • 2 tickets to event

Supporter Sponsor - $500

This package includes:

  • Your company logo is listed and displayed as a Supporter on the Silent Auction platform
  • 1 ticket to event

**If you are interested in donating items, experiences, or something else to our silent auction please reach out to Dazia Miller at!**

CHARLOTTE, NC – Crittenton has received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed neighbors in their time of need. Crittenton will use the gift to continue to create better tomorrows for the at-risk and historically under-resourced clients we serve each day.

Crittenton’s mission is to promote healing, hope, and empowerment by providing comprehensive health, counseling, and education services for single pregnant and non-pregnant adolescents and women, mothers and their babies in the foster care system.

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Established in 2001, the foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding local neighbors in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $17.8 million in grants.

About The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation
The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C. Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger. The charitable foundation has provided more than $17.8 million in grant funding, helping to nourish communities with fresh food for backpack programs, Kids Café’s, and other hunger-relief programs as well as funding for long-term programs to help shorten the lines at food banks. The charitable foundation partners with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief agency, in addition to local food agencies serving the 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states in which Food Lion operates. For more information, visit

About Food Lion
Food Lion is an omnichannel retailer committed to nourishing its neighbors during the moments that matter most. More than 82,000 associates across 1,100+ stores deliver an easy, fresh and affordable shopping experience throughout 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. Through its ‘Count on me’ culture, Food Lion fosters a sense of belonging for all associates, promoting a diverse and inclusive environment that has supported LGBTQ+ equality for nearly two decades. Food Lion is the only company in the country to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 22 consecutive years. It also pioneered a food rescue program to support food-insecure neighbors. Through Food Lion Feeds, the retailer has donated more than 1 billion meals to individuals and families since 2014 and has committed to donate 1.5 billion meals by 2025. Founded and based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, Food Lion is a company of Ahold Delhaize USA, the U.S. division of Zaandam-based Ahold Delhaize. For more information, visit

April 26, 2023 (CHARLOTTE, NC) – Crittenton announced today that Chief Executive Officer Diane Thompson will retire effective December 31, 2023. Thompson has served in her current role since 2014, and prior to that for 17 years as Program Administrator, where she oversaw the implementation of program support services and outreach. 

During Thompson’s tenure as Chief Executive Officer, she played a critical role in expanding Crittenton’s services and reach. Thompson managed the design and building of a new facility, extended the programming offered to clients, and launched a $3.5 million capital campaign. 

William Ryans, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Crittenton said, “I would like to recognize and honor the impact of Diane’s steadfast dedication to the mission of our organization. Through her role as Chief Executive Officer, Diane has led with warmth and grace while navigating challenges and upholding the integrity of Crittenton’s values. She inspires confidence in our residents and team and truly exudes the mission of our organization. We wish Diane all the best following her retirement and look forward to continuing her legacy at Crittenton.” 


Crittenton has engaged executive search firm Coleman Lew Canny Bowen to assist in a nationwide search for Thompson’s successor and plans to name the new Chief Executive Officer by July 2023. Thompson and her successor will work together until the end of the year to ensure no disruption to programming or services during the transition.

“It has been an honor to work with an organization that provides adolescents and women in Charlotte with the necessary support to move forward in their lives. I am leaving with full confidence that the dedication of the staff and the leadership of the Board of Directors will ensure the continued success of both Crittenton and every young woman we serve. I look forward to working with the new Chief Executive Officer so that Crittenton’s mission will continue to be met with the same high standard of care that has set our organization apart,” says Thompson.

About Crittenton

Founded in 1903, Crittenton has strived to serve and empower young women and girls in need of critical services by providing a safe place to live, counseling, medical and health care, parenting support, adoption support, maternity programs for single pregnant adolescents and women, mother-infant residential foster care program, residential foster care, aftercare services, and alumnae events. Since its inception, Crittenton has assisted over 40,000 adolescents, women, and children, working to break intergenerational cycles of abuse, neglect, low education, trauma and promote steps toward self-sufficiency and healing.

Crittenton will be hosting a Virtual Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 9th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. EDT.

Each year, Crittenton holds an annual luncheon at Myers Park United Methodist Church that attracts more than 300 attendees. This year, however, we are switching it up by hosting a virtual fundraiser.

Hear empowering stories and an interview from WSOC-TV Channel 9 News Anchor, Erica Bryant and Novant Health’s Chief Health Equity Officer, Dr. Chere M. Gregory to learn about Crittenton’s role in promoting health equity in our community. Find out how you can make a difference, too!

Register HERE, or call Kamaria Clifton at 704-372-4663 for more information.

Florence Crittenton Services, a nationally accredited behavioral health organization, has moved to a new facility and changed its name. Founded more than 100 years ago, the organization will be known as simply Crittenton, working from a sparkling new facility at 3350 Holabird Lane in the West Boulevard corridor.

“We are thrilled with our new home and the way it has turned out. As we prepared for the move, we realized it was a good time for us to refresh our brand and how we serve the community,” said Diane Thompson, Crittenton CEO.

Crittenton provides four specially designed programs for at-risk women and girls, many working to break cycles of trauma and abuse. Programs include a comprehensive maternity program for expecting mothers; a mother and child program, Sarah’s House for mothers in foster care; an adolescent independent living foster care program known as Legacy Hall; and a home visitation program supporting clients as they prepare to transition into the community.
Services range from education, housing, therapeutic treatment and counseling to support in obtaining prenatal care. Crittenton works hard to equip its clients with vital life skills, preparing them for their lives and careers outside its doors. Some clients suffer from mental health and substance issues. Many clients have suffered cycles of trauma, neglect, abuse, including trafficking and homelessness.

The new 35,000 square foot facility was constructed by Rodgers Builders working in concert with project manager Keith Corporation and owner Atrium Health. Atrium worked closely with Crittenton to design the building which Crittenton is leasing back until it can purchase the facility in seven years. The ultimate purchase of the facility will be funded by a capital campaign currently being launched.

Over the past 24 months, Crittenton has implemented a trauma-informed model of care known as ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency). Crittenton staff members have been trained in this methodology designed to address issues associated with complex traumas including acute, attachment stress, PTSD and resilience

All programs offered at Crittenton including Maternity, Mother/Child, Independent Living and Parenting Education program have been adapted to incorporate ARC as a tool in recognizing and understanding how trauma impacts each client. Acquiring this knowledge is the first step in helping clients achieve vital outcomes including social engagement, independent and parenting skills, and empowerment.